No it doesn't. I'm not sure about your point on it being "gratuitously offensive to the disabled" - a member of my immediate family is disabled and he didn't find Hoddle's view offensive.
But that isn't my point.
My point is he should have been judged on his ability to do the job - nothing else. In the same way that, for example, Ryan Giggs shouldn't be forced to give up football because he, allegedly slept with his sister in law. Or that JT shouldn't be disqualified from captaining Chelsea because he once parked his car in a disabled spot. Do you disagree?